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Two residential schools in Canada are named historic sites
"This is national native news I'm Antonio Gonzalez to former residential schools in Canada have been named national historic sites as down. Carpenter reports the schools which represent a dark history are now being recognized as one of the events that shaped Canada to schools added to the official roster of national historic events are in Nova Scotia and Manitoba. It's the first time a residential school has been named in such a way Canada's environment minister. Jonathan Wilkinson says. Is Not, just about telling the good things. It's also about recalling the more challenging aspects, commemorating and understanding history not celebrating it. Perry Belgarde is the national chief of the assembly of first nations bell. Guard says first nations people still feel today the intergenerational trauma of the residential schools and it's part of our shared history. It's dark history of in terms of our shared history, but Canada and everybody needs to learn from that, and again, we've always said that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. The residential schools are described as a dark stain on Canada's passed the government funded church run schools were designed to assimilate native children. Into white culture thousands were physically sexually emotionally abused the schools which operated from the mid eighteen hundreds for more than a century for national native news. I'm Dan Carpentry Chuck at top US health official recently visited Minnesota which included meeting with tribal officials. Call Prima with Minnesota Native News has more is August drew to a close the White House's Corona Virus Task Force coordinator Dr Berks visited Minnesota, and met with both state and tribal officials. Dr Burke said she's impressed with how Minnesota has responded to the pandemic using a data driven approach however burks says she's concerned with the rate of positive cases. The state is seeing in the twin cities and surrounding counties. This state has gone from two to five to now nine counties over ten percent. That trend is worrisome this late into the summer to combat rising cases burkes is urging minnesotans to continue wearing masks and socially distance during the pandemic. Even if many may be feeling fatigue to all the guidelines in her visit to Minnesota, burks also stopped Duluth and met with tribal officials with the Fund lack of Lake Superior. Chippewa. Were really terrific I, think across this country being able to meet with a tribal nations has really been extraordinary is impressed by their ability to have institutions that could support isolation within their community and I think really ensuring that they have the resources and the wherewithal to prevent outbreaks. Dr Brooks says fondling efforts and the efforts of tribes across the nation is a good thing to see given that native Americans are disproportionately affected by covid nineteen. Burke. Says Native Americans, who were already suffering from health disparities pre. Pandemic are more likely to suffer life threatening complications due to covid nineteen compared to other racial and ethnic groups nationwide across the United States. Still, the number one group that has the highest fatalities related to this virus are native Americans, and so really ensuring that we have continued to focus resources and meeting their needs you Minnesota about six hundred and twenty covid. Nineteen cases have been confirmed among the native population so far according to recent health data thirty, three of those cases resulted in death I'm co Primo. Former principal chief of the Muskogee. Creek. Nation. George Tiger is expected to report to prison September fourteenth to begin a one year sentence for bribery charges. Muskogee media reports the US Attorney's Office for Oklahoma. Says Tiger accepted bribes of more than sixty thousand dollars during a time period between two thousand, seventeen to two, thousand and nineteen. He was sentenced last month to the prison term two years supervised release and a ten thousand dollar fine. I'm Antonio Gonzales.
Fresh "Twin Cities" from Sean Hannity
"Youth and high school sports coaches, parents, students and administrators. Is it? Bc a death zone dot order from Information Society of Minnesota Weather Sensor Partly cloudy under breezy today with isolated rain possible this afternoon high temps are headed for the low sixties. Cloudy under breezy this evening with scattered showers and lows tonight in the mid forties. I'm meteorologist Ashley O'Connor on Twin Cities News. Tak Am 11 30. Currently it's 62. Stay up to date with everything going on Twin Cities News Talk am 11 31 3.5 FM. And if you want. Are you willing to tell the American people tonight? Whether or not you will support either ending the filibuster or packing the whatever position I take in that? That will become the issue. The issue is the American people should speak. You should go out and vote. You're in voting.
Minnesota's boreal forest is a climate change hot spot
"As climate change unfolds we're learning that warming is uneven temperature records show distinct climate change hotspots, and northern Minnesota's among the fastest warming areas on the planet. Minnesota's iron range and Canadian border counties have worn more than two degrees, Celsius or three point six degrees Fahrenheit since eighteen ninety-five. That's twice as fast as the twin cities and the global average of about one degree Celsius. How is that changing Minnesota's Flores Lee? Froehlich directs the University of Minnesota Center for forced ecology. Highly Hi, fall good to be with you. How quickly do force react to that kind of temperature change there already reacting the seedlings of Red Maple and Northern Red Oak. And a few other species of trees are already spreading in places like the boundary waters that is enough of a temperature rise that those species which are from southern Minnesota in central Minnesota are moving into what we call the boreal zone, which is the very northern part of Minnesota. Where normally it would be so cold that you wouldn't have anything other than Birch and Aspen and conifers like spruce, and for let's say I'm traveling up in northern. MINNESOTA. What should people look for to see the forest changing? Well if you drive the highway. From Virginia to Ili. Say in mid September. You will see a lot more red there because red maple has expanded quite dramatically there does that mean it's a less favourable environment for the coniferous trees also, we don't think so not yet. That hasn't gotten warm enough to start reducing the growth or to kill the conifers but we do know that if it does warm up another degree Celsius, we might start seeing mortality and reduced growth those coniferous trees when I travel up north I the a lot of these dead birch stands across northern Minnesota. Is there a climate connection there? Yes. There is a climate connection. Now Paper Birch is very sensitive in this case to warming soil temperatures in summer. So just the fact that springs are a little earlier and falls are a little later means that the soil has more time to warm up during the summer and you combine that even with mild to moderate droughts like we had several of between two thousand and two, thousand and ten, and you get a Lotta root damage do these changing forests affect our lakes in Minnesota yes. with fewer conifers and more deciduous trees. The chemistry of the water that percolates through the soil and end of the lake will be different because. The full edge when it falls off, the trees is less acidic for things like Maple and oak that would be for spruce and for so the chemistry of the water will be different. Probably that will lead to more nutrients in the lake and US in a small enhancement of the amount of algae and so on that what grow in the lake in your work as you look ahead, what forest trends will you be watching for the next five to ten years and beyond? Well, we'll be watching the sea of. The maples and oaks continue into invade. The boreal forest will also be looking for wildlife species like deer and Bobcat, will they continue to move in and replace Moose and links? There are also somewhat climate dependent So a lot of interesting things to watch for
Fresh "Twin Cities" from Jason and Alexis
"The place and a little bit later on our podcast. Hey, Kenny, What time is it? Oh, it's it's 805. That's 55 before 9 50 degrees in the Twin cities. Good morning, Bea. Arthur. Thank you. Dawn. What's the weather around the country? Do we have a weather temperature? What's the current temperature from around the country? I mean, around the world, right? Lex? I'm sorry. Do you want Celsius or Fahrenheit? You know what? Just a further piss off. Br three. Let's use himself okay? In Denver. It's nine Celsius. Also in Woodbury. Minnesota. It's nine Celsius. London is 17 Celsius because it's later in the day bombing New Orleans 17 Celsius. Springfield, Missouri 14 Celsius, Okay, York City 16 Celsius. There we go. There's been your There's been your temperature forecast. Everybody or temperature your time. Your tents, everything. Eight time date stamp everything. It's fantastic. Uh, how's everybody doing? How we feeling? We have 11 hour to go. How's everybody? Dialects? How you feeling today? Yeah. Feeling 54 minutes left have lots of coffee, So I'm Yeah..
[Unedited] Michael McCarthy with Krista Tippett
"I'm so delighted to be. Speaking with you. I can't tell you how much I love your book and I'm telling everyone about it. Yeah. It's as marked up. Emmy Book I have ever read. In the Bible including the Bible and I picked it up just on a table in a bookstore in Saint Paul Minnesota Twin cities. Different questions for me before we get going I think. Okay. I'm happy to respond to you. Yeah I don't I. So I don't usually do Generally do book interviews but really, and I've dug little bit and I've also looked at your. Some. Of Your other writing but I really. So so we're we're not talking about the book, but essentially we're talking about. Everything, the book is about. So I yeah so Chris I think we're good great. Okay. Yes and so we have a nice amount of time to have a big. Real wandering conversation. I would like to start I I I. Start Most of my interviews with a question just just wondering about The religious or spiritual background of someone's childhood I find. That is a very fertile place and everybody's imagination whatever their story is. It's full of questions and searching and softness so. However you would. However, you would begin to to think of that. How would you? How would you Described the religious or spiritual background of your childhood. I would use a curious phrase to describe. What I am now I would describe myself as an ethnic Catholic. Okay. that was a phrase I can't claim authorship of it was used by. British woman politician about twenty years ago meaning there's I grew up a Roman Catholic. and I have abandoned the faith. The formerly at any right but the belief system if not not necessarily. Belief in heaven now but the. The sense of right and wrong I think Stays with you all your life and you relate to it. Was it Mary? McCarthy who read a book called wants to Catholic. And I think the sense of right and wrong and also I think he'll go strong sets. Of Original Sin Yeah I. Think I'm quite aware that is a very dark side to the species mom. If, we can say that these days I think the the species is still called mind it's a human being. and so even though I'm not formally religious. I, like to think I. Suppose that I carry with me what people might describe as a religious sensibility. And I feel like right at the beginning of of your book The Moss snowstorm nature enjoy. You I mean this is this is a this is a book about our bond with the natural world. Right and you and you start it. It's also woven, and that bond is both civilizational. It's at once civilizational and species something about our species, but it's also personal. and so and you do we've that personal story all the way through your reflection on this large subject. End You know you're use the word a soul in this way rather early you describe your mother's illness and She she was away for a time institutionalized and. One of the things that happened to you as a child is it you you had a lack of feeling about that. that you could perceive, but then you describe this day. And here's just the sentences. That there was a singular window. Of observing butterflies and he said when I was a skinny kid in short pants, butterflies entered my soul. So where'd you just tell a little bit of that story as and why that is a vantage point for you on again, this large civilizational issue. It was really just a personal way. Of, my own way through my own personal experience. Of. Beginning explore. the strange conundrum which it seems to me that we can actually love very fiercely the natural world I we sort of take that for granted as commonplace. But as I got older, it seemed to me rather curious phenomenon because after all the natural world is only the the environment from which we emerge to species like every other species. Unlike. Every other species there are two things that they're not sure world has for us. One is danger. One is utility because the natural world can be dangerous and it can kill you. You can have thousands of people killed by snakes in India every year still or not show world can be a great advantage. It can provide you food and shelter and various other things. And all species are aware even if instinctively of these things but we have a third thing, which is that we can actually love the natural world.
Pizza Hut to shutter up to 300 restaurants
"I told you that there is a restaurant that is shutting down a bunch of locations 300 locations to be exact off Pizza Hut restaurants. And I thought, Pizza Hut! Pizza Hut! What did you say Bad No, I said that sad. Okay? Yeah, it's Pizza Hut locations And as I was thinking about this and reading about this on the reason why is because one of the major franchisees went bankrupt. It's called NPC International, and they filed for Chapter 11 in July. And they, um, as a result, they're having Tio shut a bunch of it's actually nearly a quarter of their restaurants. And sell some of the remaining location and I ask a clarifying questions. So when you say restaurants are those Dinan location, Well, that's what I That's what I'm that's what I'm Assuming based simply on the photograph that accompanied the original article that I read that showed in Eat in Pizza Hut in this article, it does say the majority of those were dying dying it, which means I know that's that's shocking right because number one, I don't even know where there is a dine in Pizza Hut location near my anymore, right? There are there are in the twin cities and I know this only because our good friend and social media person Hannah is obsessed with dining, Pizza hut locations, and at one point she Was like furiously Googling and I feel like there are at least you know, I don't know. I don't know how many, but there are some locally there like pretty much in the
A California tribe has land to call its own for the first time in more than two centuries
"This is national news I'm Hughes Infrared Antonio Gonzales. The Navajo nation is laying off hundreds of gaming employees. The Navajo Times reports notices started going out over the weekend for more than nine hundred employees. Another one hundred forty workers will remain through this week. The nation's four casinos have been closed since March. Nearly twelve hundred employees remained on the payroll since that time gaming executive Brian Parish warns last week. Cash reserves are depleted, and the operation would not be able to sustain keeping the workers any longer. The trump administration announced the start of an effort to tackle cases of missing and murdered native people. Department of Interior and justice officials announced the opening of the missing and murdered native Americans, cold-case office in Minnesota's twin cities, it is scheduled to be the first of seven offices dedicated to reviewing some fourteen hundred unresolved native missing persons cases in the country. The efforts stems from President Trump's executive order last year in a written statement assistant secretary of Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney, said cold cases in Indian country will be addressed the determination and the understanding that the victims in these cases will be accorded some measure of dignity and compassion. Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee are exploring a range of options for how to deal with healthcare woes that were plaguing Indian country before the pandemic hit Matt Laszlo has the story from Washington as native communities continued to face high corona virus infection rates, longstanding struggles with healthcare access are being seen under a new light under the current system. Many native American veterans are forced to leave their communities to get treatments. However, during pandemic, leaving tribal communities introduces new risks for Native Veterans Acting Chairman of the national. Indian Health Board is William Smith told lawmakers the marine bursts for travel through the Indian health services aren't workable during a pandemic in Alaska. The behind did converse Indian. Health Service. mitric anchorage to say by Dr Up there they'll pay for transportation. They won't pay very housing because they think it's. My back, but with coq nineteen going on, you can't fly out, so you have to do a drive up three hundred six miles to anchorage and out of pocket you'd have to spend the night. Smith says of the sixteen billion dollars earmarked for veterans and cove relief, only one billion was given to the native health service that's left. Native communities underfunded once again besides veterans, lawmakers are also working on the coverage for urban Indian Health Providers Act. It would make it so. So individual clinics no longer have to use their own funds to purchase liability coverage at could save some clinics up to two hundred and fifty thousand dollars annually, which some officials want to go directly to patient Care Robin Sunday Allen is Vice President of the National Council of Urban Indian health. She says tribes need any extra funds they can find now. Insurance has increased fourteen percent over the past five years so becoming increasingly more burdensome for us to carve out that money. Money that we wish could go back to direct patient care. All the coronavirus pandemic brought these health issues in Indian country to the forefront. They're persistent problems. Tribal leaders are hoping we'll finally get a permanent solution for National Native News I'm Matt Lies Low in Washington a California tribe has completed purchase of twelve hundred acres of land for four and a half million dollars. The San Jose Mercury News reports. It's the first land acquisition for the excellent tribe of Monterey. County in. In nearly two hundred fifty years, Esselin chairman Tom Little. Bear Nason told the paper. He is elated by the purchase saying the land is the tribes homeland and the origin of their creation. The mercury news reports tribal leaders expect to use the land to reinvigorate tribal culture conduct, traditional ceremonies, and inform the general public about their culture and history, the tribes, traditional culture and language were nearly wiped out by Spanish missionaries backed by the military starting in the late seventeen hundreds. With national native news I'm Art Hughes.
Oppressive heat and humidity in the Twin Cities
"So here's the forecast for the Twin Cities area showers and thunderstorms are moving in from the southwest then we'll see of the potential for severe weather this evening and the potential for heavy rain one to two inches are possible with these storms low tonight seventy two and then on Monday a chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly early in the morning some of those storms could produce heavy rain otherwise sunny hot humid a high near ninety one the heat index values have gone up now we could see heat index values as high as a hundred and one on Monday with the heat and humidity Monday night at a low of seventy three with humidity and then on Tuesday ninety one with those heat indices well into the nineties and a chance of showers and thunderstorms are with us much of the week it'll be hot humid and stormy here in the Twin Cities eighty two now showers and thunderstorms potentially already in your neighborhood the good news is no warnings for the greater Twin Cities
Justin Bieber Files $20 Million Defamation Lawsuit Against Sexual Assault Accusers
"To get to let's talk about Justin Bieber making big time headlines today because he has apparently filed a twenty million dollar defamation lawsuit against two social media users who accused him of sexual assaults in twenty fourteen and twenty fifteen he is not having it nope so he has reportedly filed this massive lawsuit against the two for defamation over what he calls malicious claims is suing for a total of twenty million dollars ten million dollars for each of the accusers and that TMZ got out documents outlining the lawsuit which says that Justin Bieber has indisputable documentary evidence that proves the accusations to be outrageous fabricated lies including you know allegations that one of these alleged assaults happened in the four seasons hotel room but apparently there was it was impossible that he was there I know you can watch a movie Franklin there you got okay fine pop okay but but do you want to say hi to everybody on the radio in the Twin Cities now you're all shy okay I know he made his way up to the radio studio cell you know here you go but that's what's happening with Bieber and he's certainly saying this did not happen this could not have happened and I mean he's obviously not going to I would be shocked if he won a defamation lawsuit against them because well I my feeling is will never you know you won't we won't know but when you're willing to counter sue I gotta tell yet you're putting yourself out there he must it must read evidence yeah I was going to say so this is a nine sexual relations at all yeah yeah he's saying he would never even met him he was even near these people that he was at different hotels different with it with his girlfriend then girlfriend which was Selena Gomez at the time so it was completely out of the realm of
'Black lives impacted by two inhospitable climates'
"So you look at any of the negative statistics on disparities in we're not doing as well you look at any of the positive statistics that make Minnesota one of the best places to live in the entire world were not as equally benefiting. So in the environmental movement. There needs to be more of a commitment to begin to center an environmental justice perspective I just was in a meeting yesterday. With a significant number of environmental organizations in the twin cities area is about thirty organizations on the call in all of them were there to think about? How do we now begin to pay attention to the intersection of this racial violence with environmental justice, and so people are asking the right kind of questions in looking to begin to lead together in new ways, one of the things that people on the call recognized particularly as one example the. The solar industry were generating a significant growth in jobs in the solar space, but we're not practicing equity in that space, so there's a real opportunity for people who are trying to drive the future of renewable energy in Minnesota to learn how to center relationships in opportunity structures that are equitable, so we could significantly close inequality gaps in terms of living wages and income and employment by organizing strategies to connect all of our communities of color to those opportunities in renewable energy economy. So that's one exciting shift that we can make
Minnesota lands Utah transfer Both Gach
"Fifteenth Two Thousand Twenty Welcome back to the CBS sports I on college basketball as where we sometimes discuss camel. And Leaky Black Matte new. Orleans is here with being near is big breaking news this afternoon? The homie Booth Got Aka both GAC AKA botch got has announced transferred from Utah to Minnesota so when I own college basketball legend is headed to the twin cities norlander, your instant, reaction and analysis, please. Of course that is the Minnesota fight, Song. You are hearing. Fade down start this podcast for those soups Twang are wondering. Wait a second. You double, maybe triple. Check your phone. That's right. I on College Basketball Podcast, sometimes leaky black. You know what you can take ownership leaky black I. Want Dibs on booth, gotch, going to Minnesota finally happening I. GotTa Tell Ya. We get this news on a Monday. GPA set in the over under on Richard, Patino, ten year contract extension and thirty six and a half hours for signing booth. What do you got the over the under there? I think in different times. Perhaps I would go. Under, but we are now living in terrible economic reality and I think ten year contract extension Dr Probably thing of the past at least temporarily. Don't underestimate the power influence and dynamism of booth, gotch returning home to Minnesota. He four seven sports. I picked Minnesota because it was the best fit for me. Overall playing in the home state, being with my family during these difficult times and playing with the talented group, coming in Gotcha is going to most likely. Sit Out for next season. He will apply for a waiver. listen. It's booth Gotcha. Anything's possible and I'd love nothing more than to talk with. With you on this podcast sometime later this year and dedicated an entire episode to Gotcha getting immediately eligible, but I don't know if he can pull that ultimately, they'll goodwin here. I mean Minnesota Beats. Out Clayton Iowa State Maryland Auburn for Gotcha Services. He played the past two seasons at Utah, coming off a season where he averaged ten point, seven point, three point, six rebounds, and two point nine assists most notably rose to fame when you and I both failed in about seven different pronunciations unexpectedly as he came up during a December episode of the eye on college basketball podcast, but he has become. Quite beloved in a short period of time legitimately can be a really good player for Minnesota. This is the third transfer. For Richard Pitino in this offseason. They also got western Michigan Transfer. Who will be immediately eligible brandon, Johnson, and then there's A. There's a good freshman guard coming in David Mustaf, who should who's from Turkey who should be pretty good as well? Jamal Mashburn Junior is going to head into the program so I'll tell you this. I mean Daniel to route to me. When he wore Minnesota uniform last season was one of the fifteen best players in college basketball. Booth, gotch can be one of the ten best players in college basketball in Minnesota uniform. You're from now if he so chooses teams also GonNa Bring Back Marks. Car GABE CAL sheer hope I'm getting that right and Trey Williams. Minnesota needs to be better. I think it will be better I don't know if it's GonNa. Be a year from now or two but I had I listen and full transparency. I insisted we do this podcast here. Okay, because it's booth, gotch. Biggest news of the week as far as I'm concerned in college basketball I. Don't see how we top this little question I have for you perish. Is I know Minnesota wasn't in your top twenty, five and one I assume version. What nineteen point I was going to be coming out on Tuesday. I must say what Minnesota from unranked to seventeenth eighteenth. Are you going to hold off even though Gosh might not? Not Be eligible I'm just wondering if there's influence on this roster scout team, and all that stuff might be enough for you to put Richard Patino team into the rankings. Here's what I would say. I I understand your skepticism about booth garage getting a waiver to play immediately at Minnesota, but I would say if Johnny. Jusin got one transferring back home to UCLA. Why wouldn the Homie Gawk get? One, at Minnesota. That's a very valid point. I consider that goofing around When I would, I reached out to people connected to the juicing situation as Joe First, congrats, secondly, how'd you get done so quickly? It wasn't just that choosing got waiver. It was like you got a waiver in like early. June or late, May, I mean it was a really sometimes. He's players waiting for waivers like the seats and started. Started and like they're still I'd nerd anything and to get one done that early. How you get a dog. And what I was told was it's was the easiest waiver request ever. You've got a young man on the other side of the country, wanting to move home to be close to his family during a pandemic. How was it ended up going to deny that one? It's like okay and if you apply that same. Logic to booth Gotcha. SCITUATE I would I would actually assume that he will get a waiver play immediately and to answer your question at that point I got bad news for I you. Look, there's a new favorite. There's a new paper to the big ten. GOPHERS. got.
Protests continue in Twin Cities after police department is disbanded, protesters call for ousting head of police federation
"Even as some street protests continue changes are coming to police departments around the country starting with Minneapolis where the death of George Floyd at the knee of a policeman set off weeks of demonstrations and calls for change the city council voted unanimously to disband the cinnamon apple as police force replace it with the community safety department WCCO TV is David Truman was worth about a hundred demonstrators outside the police officers federation all all these these people people here here say say they they want want justice justice which which to to them them means means of of getting getting rid rid of of lieutenant lieutenant Bob Bob Kroll Kroll as as the the head head of of the the police police officers officers federation federation one one of of the the speakers speakers called called Kroll Kroll a a liability liability to to the the city city isn't called much worse than that this afternoon to protesters are bringing up girls record with the department and they're doing all this outside the union office which is boarded up and fenced off one of the many passionate speakers today was a woman whose son died in in twenty twenty seventeen seventeen during during an an encounter encounter with with St St Paul Paul
Top 5 Movies That Educated Us About Racism
"Locum to film spotting on May Twenty Fifth in Minneapolis George Floyd. A black man was killed when a white police officer kept his knee on Floyd's neck for over eight minutes. As we've all seen protests broke out in the twin cities the next day, and then in cities across the country in the days of the followed as we record this Adam, it's more than a week after they started and the protests do continue, and all of this during a pandemic, that has killed over one hundred thousand Americans a disproportionate number of whom are people of Color. Color. Josh, of course we're so privileged in so many ways, but also in having this platform that is film spotting and to be honest with everyone. We weren't sure the best way to use it this week. One thing we knew we could do was share with our listeners the ways they could support the protesters, and we will put a link to some of those resources in the notes for this show over at film spotting dot net. Ultimately we settled on this top five top five movies that educated us about racism and I think listeners at casting. A good perspective on why this may be a fruitful topic. He says films can teach us so much. The introspection I've gained in life through films is incalculable. I grew up in a small rural town films Roth in my only glimpse into a larger world outside of the news empathy, compassion and understanding can all be gained if you look at movies as an expression and take the time to consider the film's point of view and Zach did share some of the titles that have had the biggest impact on him I think you're gonNA. Hear all if not most of them come up over the course of this show Zach continues in all honesty I don't think I have grasped the scope of. Of Institutional. Racism in the systems that support until I watched the George. Floyd video the Eric Garner Video Floyd Video. These are wrenching documentaries of another type. They are unvarnished documents of the cause of fear, and so many of our communities like other powerful films. They can't be turned away from, nor should they be thank Zach I. I think that's that's well said and yeah. Just back to what you're saying at the top atom about trying to figure out what the show should look like this week I I think we've both been trying to do a lot of listening this week. More listening than speaking and in doing that I've heard people of color just encourage others to amplify black voices so. I think that's kind of one of the motivations behind this list, for us, obviously I'm going to be doing talking on this show as usual, but but what I hope to do is turn the focus on these great films, and the necessary voices behind them, so speaking to email you know to my shame I've only had two real ways into the African American experience in my life, I would say one of those is my church tradition. It's absolutely a white church tradition for sure, but it has included partnerships with black churches. That's helped me understand what Christianity looks like for folks with different experiences than minds, so that's one avenue. Another avenue has been. In an avenue into the black experience has been. Are you know it's been books? It's been music. It's been TV, and of course it's mostly been movies, so this list is a reflection of where things stand now. It's not a comprehensive list. I don't pretend that my education on this is even near complete. So that means this time. If we get emails from listeners saying, how could you forget this or you include this rat rather than kind of Bristle? I'm going to be grateful because they'll be providing ways for that education to continue so so that's kind of where I'm at with this list right now. The best thing I think we can do is listen and learn I've heard that. This past week as well we don't always as white people have to feel compelled to comment or to interject ourselves into someone else's struggle, and that raises the question then. Should we do a show at all right now? At the same time you understand that to be silent seems to be complicit, and then if you decide to do a show, you have to consider what the substance of it is, and certainly I think I speak for both of us when I say that our objective is not to try to tell anyone that these are the five movies that define your experience. But to try to express what we've learned from cinema. How movies have informed our worldview and informed our alignment with the notion that should be self, evident and indisputable that black lives matter,
How did America get to its current state?
"The scenes across the US in the past week or so, they have been profoundly disturbing heavenly. The protests are in response to the horrifying image of George. Floyd an African American man and Minneapolis. Police officer who killed him by kneeling on his nick for close to nine minutes to spot. He's pleased that he could not brave. Those demonstrations as we all know turned into, want him violence and destruction, not only in the twin cities, but all across American CDs. Today's are quiet and peaceful, but it's really the evenings in the night, so usually bring that fury. Those frustrations attend to boil over in the results or these fiery clashes that we've seen across the country, and of course here in New York. We've already seen dozens of people injured. Hundreds of people arrested in tonight. The expectation is that we could see more of these demonstrations. How did America get to this point? And who precisely are Antioch, the militant left wing political protest movement that part of these rights. Face because Nazis, thank. and. That is a very bad thing because harass people Lemay Organiz they kill. People hurt people. They fight people. And we're the ones who fighting back there. The second coming of Hitler for several decades America has I deeply divided nation. Just go back to the mid to late nineteen sixties when America experienced those long hot summers, protests and riots, Vietnam Rice and Martin. Luther King's assassination. The American people are deeply disturbed. They're baffled and dismayed by the wholesale looting and violence. That has occurred both in small towns and then great metropolitan centres. No society can tolerate massive violence. Anymore than a body can tolerate massive disease to me that black people are in the streets. Has Do the lives air force lead in this country? And unfortunately lead these lives by the indifference and the apathy. And a certain kind of ignorance, willful ignorance on the part of their citizens. According to British historian Max Hastings Pass guest on this show in those days quote. It seemed that rice the election and the Vietnam. War would tearing asunder the greatest country on earth. And to think is deep divisions in America have clearly grown since the sixties especially in the trump era, just think of that toxic polarization, hyper partisanship in Washington and elsewhere not to mention the crisis engulfing American cities. So. How did America get to this point? Robert DALIC is arguably America's most distinguished living presidential historian. He's author of fourteen books including on Presidents FDR JFK, LBJ, Richard, Nixon, and Ronald Reagan. The latest book is called. How did we get? He from Theodore Roosevelt? To Donald Trump it's published by harpercollins. Robert Delic joins me from Washington DC hi Bob. Hi Tom Lovely to hear from you. Great to have you on the show now they adopt is in Washington and across other use CDs, but America as I mentioned, before has experienced similar protests in violence. What do you think distinguishes this crosses? The widespread unrest in nineteen sixty I'd. Well, Tom. One of the things that distinguish did was the fact that Lyndon Johnson of course was. President then, and was presiding over the Vietnam War, which was at the center of what? Disturbed so many people in the United States and triggered so many of these. Demonstrations but Johnson had the good sense. To? Give up running for president. He was very skillful politician. Now we have a president who will not give up who would not resign and the only way we're going to get him out of office is by feeding him in the election. Night comes up and five months from now it's very disquieting situation and the demonstrations across this country. I believe on not. Simply a response to the tragic killing of that black man in Minneapolis, but it's also a protest against Donald Trump's presidency. You Know Tom. He's never reached fifty percent approval. And the going on for years he's been office. And this is unprecedented. No President in terms since we've had polling in the Mid Nineteen Thirties. Has Gone through a whole first term without ever reaching fifty percent approval.
State of Minnesota files civil rights charge against Minneapolis Police Department
"The state of Minnesota is launching a civil rights investigation of the Minneapolis police department our investigation will look at the Minneapolis police department over the past ten years to determine if they have utilized systemic discriminatory practices towards people of color we will review the department's trainings policies procedures and practices Minnesota department of human rights commissioner Rebecca Lucero says Minnesota has some of the worst that racial disparities in the country lieutenant governor Peggy Flanagan says systemic racism has permeated our society for hundreds of years and has been a mainstay in the Twin Cities for far too long this is one piece of the puzzle to getting justice for George Floyd in all black Minnesotans who have not been served or protected by the Minneapolis police it is one piece of the puzzle to holding all four officers accountable for George's murder in changing the culture that made them the Minneapolis city council is also in full support of the state investigation in a statement this evening police chief Medaria Arradondo said with the commission's assistance we can take an honest examination at systemic barriers that have prevented us from reaching our greatest potential for those who we
Comedians Speak Out On George Floyd Killing
"Lot lot of of comedians comedians not not comedian comedian while while comedians comedians I I guess guess technically technically they they are are comedians comedians and and and and talk talk show show host host and and tons tons of of celebrities celebrities of of course course are are speaking speaking out out about about the the and and the the the the death death of of George George Floyd Floyd here here in in the the Twin Twin Cities Cities at at the the hands hands of of a a Minneapolis Minneapolis police police officer officer and and it it kinda kinda know know Brian Brian did did a very a very serious serious show show last last night night he he made made opening opening comments comments and and then then he he spent spent the the rest rest of his of his time time with with van van Jones Jones here's here's part part of his of his show show open open we we have have a a ritual ritual now now in America in America whenever whenever something something terrible terrible happens happens our our nation nation goes goes into into shock shock and and hundreds hundreds of of people people like like myself myself come come on on television television and and try try to to make make sense sense of of it it all all we're we're rightfully rightfully second second by by the the needless needless killing killing of of a a black black man man named named George George Floyd Floyd our our national national crisis crisis is is that that a large a large and and vital vital community community in in our our country country is is in in real real pain pain pain pain because because they they do do not not feel feel safe safe or or dignified dignified or or seen seen and and most most important important of of all all they they do do not not feel feel hurt hurt eight eight you you know know it's it's kind kind of of on on the the same same sentiment sentiment throughout throughout you you know know from from people people commenting commenting like like Cohn Cohn and and I I really really appreciate appreciate that that they they do do step step away away from from regular regular programming programming to to do do just just a a dress dress the the seriousness seriousness of of the the situation situation and and sometimes sometimes it it can can make make I I I I I I think think that that you you know know news news outlets outlets obviously obviously they're they're working working around around the clock the clock on on this this kind kind of a of thing a thing in in there there they're they're they're they're used used to to dealing dealing with with serious serious tumble tumble when when you find you find someone someone who who is is a comedian a comedian by by nature nature and and a a downshift downshift into into more more of a of serious a serious tone tone to to address address something something I actually I actually think think that that they can they can have have it it as as an an opportunity opportunity to have to have more more of a of a profound profound impact impact on on the the hearer hearer the the listener listener the the audience audience yes yes because because it's it's just just like like well well why why don't don't you you decide decide and and then then let's let's listen listen what what this this person person has has to to say say absolutely absolutely I'm I'm at at Jimmy Jimmy Fallon Fallon also also had had a serious a serious tone tone to to his his show show last last night night on on that that we've we've got got part part of his of his message message about about you you know know the the recent recent civil civil rights rights protests protests and and concerns concerns the the silence silence is is the the biggest biggest crime crime that that white white guys guys like like me me and and the rest the rest of of us us are are doing doing we we need need to to say say something something we we need need to to keep keep saying saying something something and and we need we need to stop to stop saying saying that's that's not not OK OK more more than than just just one one day day on on Twitter Twitter we we all all need need to to be be talking talking about about this this it's it's not not going going to get to get buried buried it's it's not not going going away away we we can can just just hope hope that that everyone everyone loves loves each each other other we we can't can't say say be be the the change change and and just just sit sit around around tweeting tweeting be be the the change change be be the the change change what what is is the the change change how how do do I I change change how how do do I I do do it it this this is is such such a long a long route route in in the the ground ground it it is is so so long long indeed indeed but but we we gotta gotta get get in in there there we we have have to to dig dig it up it up
Comedians Speak Out On George Floyd Killing
"Lot of comedians not comedian while comedians I guess technically they are comedians and and talk show host and tons of celebrities of course are speaking out about the and the the death of George Floyd here in the Twin Cities at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer and it kinda know Brian did a very serious show last night he made opening comments and then he spent the rest of his time with van Jones here's part of his show open we have a ritual now in America whenever something terrible happens our nation goes into shock and hundreds of people like myself come on television and try to make sense of it all we're rightfully second by the needless killing of a black man named George Floyd our national crisis is that a large and vital community in our country is in real pain pain because they do not feel safe or dignified or seen and most important of all they do not feel hurt eight you know it's kind of on the same sentiment throughout you know from people commenting like Cohn and I really appreciate that they do step away from regular programming to do just a dress the seriousness of the situation and sometimes it can make I I I think that you know news outlets obviously they're working around the clock on this kind of a thing in there they're they're used to dealing with serious tumble when you find someone who is a comedian by nature and a downshift into more of a serious tone to address something I actually think that they can have it as an opportunity to have more of a profound impact on the hearer the listener the audience yes because it's just like well why don't you decide and then let's listen what this person has to say absolutely I'm at Jimmy Fallon also had a serious tone to his show last night on that we've got part of his message about you know the recent civil rights protests and concerns the silence is the biggest crime that white guys like me and the rest of us are doing we need to say something we need to keep saying something and we need to stop saying that's not OK more than just one day on Twitter we all need to be talking about this it's not going to get buried it's not going away we can just hope that everyone loves each other we can't say be the change and just sit around tweeting be the change be the change what is the change how do I change how do I do it this is such a long route in the ground it is so long indeed but we gotta get in there we have to dig it up
"I'm so happy to hear your voice. I'm so happy I've connected with you. You're not Minnesota Bro tap man. It's crazy. Around on. G Latino rebels reporting from Franck town Saint Paul Minnesota. It's Anna this last couple of weeks. At least last week has been exhausting, but But right now it's just you know. Just literally came downstairs from. From Watching a little bit Protestant when Minneapolis, thirty five and then like. A frigging semi truck with I don't know just literally almost. Ran into a crowd almost like. It's it is crazy. It was a peaceful protests like the. Police will let it happen much thirty five in lengthy. Clear, also the semi with leg. Would like a trailer and everything like you see. Like you've seen. We've all older adults seen machine? How Moses Parts Sassi's literally like people the for this. But. The staying just like literally stopped funding somebody, and then it was. One of those things you like I, literally just woke up from a nap. Neo 'cause I haven't been able to sleep. Book is Lakewood. Neighborhood Watch so a lot of. Some of the neighbors be like we like. We just sit in front of our poetry last couple of days to to see shifted to see what's going on because community. Neighborhood Watch type of thing is is is what's what's the thing. People are doing communication. I mean it's so tell me about. Tell me about it all because I, mean it was i. mean let's just be real like I want to talk a little bit deeper about the community because. This is not something that just instantly happens, but it has now been a week. I'm talking to you on Sunday night. The News really started breaking about George. Floyd around this time about a week ago, right? It started making the local Minnesota I woke up to it on Monday morning. And it was already on the AP and the Associated Press. How has this week been Every one of the first things to this is A. You know it's not the first time the Minneapolis Police Department on the same department have. You know have killed someone without you know what I mean. If you just think of a recently a couple years ago, Lucas Steele. Jimmy car. There's there's list of native American folks and people just not too far from where I live blocks who have who have been who have been shot up, but they police raid in and and I think. This is a had conversations with my kids about this. it's a it's A. It's not just one isolated event. it is a culmination of microaggressions as well as just events like these of. Loss of life. That has not been checks. In his net been. you know. There's no justice right I. Mean we can take it back. You know to to Trayvon. Martin you can take it back to even further down I mean this is. This is stemmed cly been happening since. Select. What can you say? Five, hundred plus years. This. Thing that people don't don't don't like people people don't get. People don't want to understand. Or as at. You know it is a lot of people. Specifically people have color and reciprocally people have caller who live in a state. Where they really find themselves in take stats. Yeah, that's the point. I wanted to make because you and I I don't want to cut you off, but you and I you're proud. Since I've met you. You're like Saint Paul. You'd like frog town. I'm down like you've always been like. You are so proud of of that right? You break your family there. And Not Sense. You've always talked about this to me. Right? I remember having those early online conversations where it's like Yo. It's tough to be Peruvian in in the twin cities, but you you have this love, but you also have the sort of grief and sadness. How is that how you guys all coping with this? I think a lot of US including my wife only other organizers. Community members that I'm in touch with on a daily basis it's it's really for me for me. Personally has been. Like onyx is Austin aspect of like back in the early. You know two thousand when I was a college student and My Wonderful Wife Nubia that we were, we were, we were we were part of you know Cultural Center on campus in you. We fought for the inequalities that were happening in. What was the only Chicano studies department in the Mid West at that point? Right and we really really know we need to. We need to do this we need to. In in you know like I've I've always loved. infill place was in the front lines. Right. Organizers when I was organizing north organizing. Mobile Home Park residents for ten issues in our survey it just. It just felt that, but it's a lot. Of It's a lot of. It's a lot of that you know. Being a parents be much older. it's like how do I how do I do that I'm doing a lot of delegating? Do a lot of. Related Information people coming to me asking me. Hey, where do people need? Help me like it's a different kind of emotional labor, right and like part of me wants to be. There, but at the same time I feel like I just have to. Lake! The guy of honesty like talking to really we haven't had time to process right. We've been women. The we unfortunately we end into reaction areas like. X X. Person Exco Organization needs so so and so we're like our. Who Can we? Who Do we know who joe and one of the things that is? Is that I I. Think. We've been doing that I specifically mean as. Having to talk to people and having to Kinda like have have conversations with people boom via social media knitted. It's it's it's emotional. Labor right, and it's even though it might not seem as work like physical work in still work. Because you you you have to, you know you have to live through a lived experiences again and things that you might not want to visit talk about, and you have to restrain yourself right because at the same time like whatever you put on the Internet relic. You told me. Is Forever Right. The Internet is forever. We've we've always said that you and I and we've. We've always kind of shared examples right? It's like yellow. The Internet's forever Yo the Internet's
Minnesota governor apologizes after CNN crew is arrested
"The governor of Minnesota is apologizing after CNN reporter and his crew were arrested on live TV this morning while doing their jobs covering the unrest in Minneapolis is Amy held reports CNN swiftly rebuked the actions of Minnesota state police alleging the arrest violated the journalists first amendment rights Omar Jimenez was reporting from outside a torched police precinct one of dozens of buildings burned overnight across the Twin Cities when he became the story Minnesota state patrol dressed in riot gear placed him in handcuffs without explanation hello Sir he menace another black man caught on tape being placed under arrest capped another night of violent protests over the death of George fluid in police custody humana's book to CNN shortly after he was released it did cross my mind what what is really happening here and I the one thing that gave me a little bit of comfort was that it happened on live TV the Minnesota governor is calling the arrest of Jimenez and the crew inadvertent and unacceptable Amy held NPR
Minneapolis police precinct on fire amid protests
"Police precinct is one of several buildings in Minneapolis set on fire overnight the sound of the third precinct in flames it'd been evacuated hours earlier amid a third night of protests in the city over Monday's death of George Floyd I need to speak about it we keep quiet if things are just going to stay the way they are enterica one of the many peaceful protesters on the street Floyd was a black man who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck Monday Minnesota National Guard has five hundred soldiers have been deployed to the Twin Cities and the mayor of Minneapolis says our communities cannot and will not tolerate these are businesses these are community institutions that we need
"twin cities" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
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"twin cities" Discussed on The Mortified Podcast
"Even you fucking Asshole you are the most obnoxious shit head in the world buck you Jane you're an overstressed suck up his way to type however you are also the nicest person I now thanks for that keep on caring so the next time I I only wrote was during my sophomore year of high school and I was determined to completely forget that part where I said I was gay all of this in spite of a new friend named yeah in my Spanish class who I wrote about Entry One oh la Oy Yo talked to Liam about her bef and was as far as I know normal next entry my biggest fear is fucking up my friendship with Lia period found a guy like Max I knew his last name but now I forget it I hung out with Lia for three hours today we had a grand old time did no work I'm show only not a soul knows that I think hope not I'm lesbian now the soul knows God self conscious I am thinking about a date with Max next century I think about Lia a lot next entry I can never ever let anyone read the below content I think I like Leah I can't stop thinking about her it's not just sexual though it's just I wish you were here so I guess like her like her just like her audio's Margo the next century forgive me notebook for I have sinned I'm Jewish it has been like one month since my last confession number one I've been talking about sex lately too bad I'm not horny enough to actually think about sex without effort number two the boyfriend nobody I want though number three I must lose weight and get in shape number four the only thing I've ever been turned on by like really turned on is the start of willow and Tara's lesbian relationship later next entry well after last night I tried to make myself horny but can't something is wrong with.
"twin cities" Discussed on The Mortified Podcast
"This week mortified is supported by better helm as listener this podcast you already know how therapeutic can beat a share your pass with others but of course mortified isn't therapy and known understands that more than I do because I actually the therapist do you want to explore your thoughts and feelings around that see what I mean luckily you do not need to marry therapist to get great counseling whenever you need it with better help you can connect with a licensed counselor at your convenience and in a safe private online environment via text chat phone or better help is a truly affordable therapy option and right now mortified listeners can get ten percent off your first month with discount code mortified to get started just go to better help dot com slash Food Morton now while Athena configure out if she liked to particular boy margot couldn't figure out if she liked boys at all hi I'm Margo when I was in ninth grade I got my first boyfriend and I was sure that he was the one for me and when that relationship ended I worried that I would never again find true love and it turns out I was looking in wrong places you don't why it settled down and it took me a while to figure out why that was didn't take you long the November twenty four th two thousand two so this is the first page of my journal it says Nathan Plus Sex and has one Arrow that says all I think about and another that says I want to make out with Nathan in private for hours and another one that says whenever I start thinking about this my growing fills up like now I don't want this feeling to go away I want Nathan it's who I am who on you if you don't like it Nathan wants me yeah I want him he's cool is he too sophisticated December fifth two thousand two Nathan eyesight eight crazy nights during which he put his arm around me and I felt really good then we had that when I dropped him off the metro he asked if we could share a kiss I said yes it was really scared it felt so good we exchanged awkward goodbyes and left in my first kiss I still can't believe Oh and Nathan give me a present of a box of fancy Hanukkah gelt in December eight th two thousand and two all I've thought about recently is Nathan and kissing him that's all that matters this point in my life I have recently been experiencing a lot of vaginal excretion CZ trying not to look at siblings and coworkers like a lot of it now I wonder if this is because of that Russia I got when we kissed my body is so weird December twelfth two thousand and two are we have a big problem do I like Nathan am I just desperately lonely or do I really WanNa be with him and have a good time with him or is that just me feeling like somebody finally likes me so let's make ourselves feel like we're actually having fun in January fifth two thousand three okay a lot of time has passed since I last wrote big news broke up with nate because I'm a lesbian the only reason I'm writing is to write my will not that dark the following messages should be delivered to people in case I die several of you are here the mom I love you more than most people could imagine Beca my sister you are nice to me even noxious shit you were always my role model jeff my Stepdad I'm speechless half of me wants to say fuck you asshole the other half wants to say either the same thing or I'm sorry Hannah my stepsister I wanted to become friends with you but you resisted still there were some good times Oh stop fighting with Alex it's annoying like anything Alex my stepbrother you're cool but also the occasional lazy ass all I moved on from my family to my friends and some not friends Danny you were my best friend but I was never sure that I was yours whenever I feel alone I hang out with you and feel better John I wanted to be with you we never were you just used to get math help and hung out with other people.
"twin cities" Discussed on The Mortified Podcast
"From here and read hope this is the mortified podcast today in the show we shine the spotlight on mortified Chile is chapter with two stories recorded onstage in the Minneapolis listen Saint Paul area it's teen angst in the twin cities hi I'm Athena between the beginning of high school and the end of college I journaled over three thousand pages it kept me pretty busy being Nerdy but somehow shockingly someone noticed me his name was Mickey we both played tenor sax in the High School Band Mickey was nothing but kind to me head and shoulders above typical ninth grade boy behavior but in the many journal entries I devoted to him at this time I was much less kind actually all I wanted was for Mickey to leave me the fuck alone in September fifth two thousand two Maki still obsessed with me which is very annoying and makes me dread second our band mostly I avoid seen him by pretending I don't hear what he's saying to me he's so gross he started wearing this ugly tweed coat to school every day it's going to start smelling soon yuck September eighth two thousand and two Mickey switching to Bass Clarinet God knows why awful instrument why it means he might not sit by me and band anymore wonder of wonders there is a God well let's not get carried away but still that's so great Timbre tenth two thousand and two Mickey asked his friends to ask me if I liked him only his friends told my friends who told me and I said no way and that hate him this was to Sarah only my friend Sarah wouldn't say that to his friends because she thought that was a mean thing to say so as far as I know Mickey no answer to his question the little pervert then the next day actually comes up to me A. and says he still likes me and think there's something between us I asked for no part in this I hate all teen relationships that are social shallow and pathetic and I never want to be in one which is why I am trying to be as blunt and direct about this as possible but it is very difficult despite my totally clear direct communication style Mickey Somehow didn't get the hint that I wasn't interested so when the homecoming dance approached he decided to make a move it's been a while offense I wrote eighteen days to be precise a lot has happened things happened a certain someone who also plays the tenor sax asked if I wanted to go to the homecoming dance with him Mickey I kind of expected to happen since his horrible disgusting friend Liam mentioned Mickey wanted to go with me and that he was in love with me but since I am a geek and terribly low in the self-confidence area I never actually thought it would open I said sure even though I don't really like Mickey at least definitely not like a crush I felt nick to my stomach it was almost exactly like when I got my first period except this there was the added sense of impending doom since I had to wait since I had to wait until Saturday night for the dance to actually happen I arrived at the dance with Sarah and Megan Mickey and William were waiting for us at the doors. during the dance Mickey really really wanted to dance with me I just didn't want to I feel kind of guilty about it but I just didn't want to That's what's wrong with me and that's why I'm classified by all is antisocial if I go to a dance again I go alone more fun to have your pick of all the guys than to be stuck with one you don't really like anyway September twenty nine th two thousand two a day has passed since the dance I've been reading some totally mushy artemis fowl romance fan fiction on in fiction dot net and I still just don't get what's wrong with me when I read stuff like the mist of Avalon or gone with the wind I have these amazing fantasies of what it would be like to have romances exciting as those but then why don't I want that one I'm actually given the opportunity is it because of who I was with I think that might be it I'm sorry Micky to give you a sense of what I was talking about with the incredible romance of books here's a taste of my fantasy novel the count of three excuse me but what is your name he asked startling her the and had instructed her to never tell anyone real name when she was on assignment but then she wasn't under the barons control anymore she could tell her name to whomever she so chose to us in phoenix she answered and your worse I am Cosmo Calix the first probably the last he replied and then asked tentatively do you suppose it would be all right if if I traveled with you for a bit just until the end of the path of course then we can go our separate ways October twelfth two thousand two well since last I wrote Sarah's back brace was stolen which was a whole emotional roller coaster and her doting parents I brought the first two chapters of my novel to school and Everyone wanted read it Mickey heard me talking about it and asked what it was so I said yes I wrote a three hundred page novel over the summer and now he wants to read it that's one of the ask people on Earth I'd give it to he probably be delusional enough to think as Inter cosmo Armenian him Oh please in January six two thousand three today after school was my first speech meeting as they may or may not have mentioned Mickey and William I tried out for speech that's not good but it gets worse Ms Saxton West speech coach was telling the assistant coach that there were Oy and girl who she thought would be perfect in duo together three guesses who they were that's right Mickey and me and what's worse she and the assistant coach for so thrilled with this piece they found that I didn't know what I could do to say no without hurting everyone's feelings kind of draw some parallels to that dance it doesn't it so making it. I became speech teammates which meant that every Saturday morning we'd get on a school bus and drive somewhere to perform our piece a one a play about a couple on an unsuccessful for St February seventh two thousand three a speech tomorrow stupid I am a much better actor than Mickey which I was suspicious of all along but now certain of I beginning to sound pompously British or is it just me February seventeenth two thousand three speech this week was okay a neutral thing Mickey is dating page I don't know what to make of this I'm glad to have him hooked on One besides me although because they're both in speech Mickey was almost late for our first round being busy flirting rampantly clearly I was not as troll about Mickey's girlfriend as I pretended to be while I stayed single he moved on from that relationship to another one march first two thousand four he's new girlfriend met Mickey's family over the weekend and she told me that his older sister asked are you jealous of Athena she said I don't think so and the sister said well it would be interesting I'm a little jealous not because of Maki because I am not attracted him at all nor will I ever be but because sometimes I'm afraid that I won't ever be happy like that with anyone maybe that only happens to certain people I don't know as high school and on making I continued acting together from speech team to school plays to eventually our own schedules comedy troupe junior year we both got jobs at Mr Movies and actually ended up going to prom together as friends it turned out that we had uncommon and I liked hanging out with him November thirteenth two thousand five I'm really getting along with Mickey these days Mickey is a friend for all his victory he's decent Mickey Got Married this September Disgusting William was the best man and I was proud to be a guest at the Amsterdam and Saint Paul as part of our tribute to teen Angst in the twin cities.
"twin cities" Discussed on The Mortified Podcast
"So in the mid seventies I was madly in with the Minnesota Vikings of the friend right the Fran Tarkenton era I was very invested in their personal success you could say Mary Jo Pel is one hundred percent minnesotan and a voice that some might even recognize from the original Mystery Science Theater Three Thousand Coltie classic that got it start in many helpless which is just one of the many points of hometown pride for True Minnesotans Lake Mary Jo January Ninth Nineteen Seventy seven super bowl eleven for the fourth time the Minnesota Vikings have lost the big one I cried slightly I am not as upset as I thought I would be I may be having a delayed reaction and Mary Joe is not alone in her love where she's from as just about any local and they'll go on and on about one Minnesota is so underrated lake superior the Cohen Brothers in hockey Bob Dylan the largest ball of twine that's amandas weary producer of mortified live in the twin cities honey crisp apples which are the most delicious apples semi sonic soul asylum the Jayhawks at a bunch of bands that got their start here Jessica Biel which means we sort of get Justin timberlake but such cherish hallmarks of civic pride have nothing on what Amanda thinks is the area secret claim to fame T- next I mean what else would you do if you're stuck indoors for ten months of winter but right in your diary I feel like nobody cares anymore about me or anyone it's been this since the vikings lost to Dallas the twin cities are a big metro area but it really acts like a small town people grow up here and they never leave or they leave and they always come back so our shows are filled with family members will have grandma's and GRANDPA's and in the front row and our first boyfriends are I kissed and creates this incredibly fun sense of camaraderie that I just have never really fell anywhere else and that kind of hometown pride can show up in lots of different ways especially in kids like ellen so you guys have places like Compton Oakland Brooklyn they're all heavily represented in the rap game but I felt like Minnesota was really not well represented so when I was eighteen I wrote this rap about minister Oughta it's called Minnesota quota when it's getting kind of humid and mosquitoes getting busy if I hear you Betcha start to get busy we elected Jesse the body know as Jesse the mind my Uncle Board of forum just because he wasn't kind have you heard about are fair no doubt it's bitching all that stuff on a stick could be from Hell's kitchen if you say look twelve my anger becomes b-actor the next time you see me you'll be under my tractor isn't hot is it hon her no it's just John for go to trail of tears if you WANNA get scurr we're not fucking flyover and we got mad crops ask about my snow skills and you'll think I'm tops if you call me a hit go at suck my Dick Richard Minnesota quota but I haven't reached from the burbs bitches and I bust out the rhymes.
"twin cities" Discussed on The Mortified Podcast
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"twin cities" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"HHS and I wanna I just WANNA celebrate a really great piece of they did last month where they talked about the in fact these pandas could get sent back to China and it turns out they uncovered an amazing piece of audiotape which Richard Nixon when the pandas came to originally nineteen seventy-two was obsessed with the pandas and he had some of the same interests that I do in pandas and so there is this wonderful conversation that he had with the Washington Star reporter that he wanted to hype about the pandas arriving but he nixon had some reservations so we're just going to play the tape of Nixon talking to this Washington Star reporter her. That was a matter of fact Let me tell you an interesting thing about you must you can you can only use it on your own end riding on but I just talking to Rob Haldeman Autumn and who talked to his Chinese hosts and Desplechin. A meeting is very interesting. These are a male and the female problem with a problem however with penders enders is that they don't know how to make the only way they learn how to watch other pandas made you see and so they're keeping them in our little while leader under one's the sort of learn. You know how it's done around if they don't learn it they'll get over here. Nothing will happen so I guess what you should should have your best reporter her out there to see whether who's battersea will have learned so now that I give near the story of pandas. Let me let you get back to your more serious. He was right didn't learn anything if they failed entirely. That is our show for today. The GAVITT is produced by the twin cities zone Jocelyn Frank. Thank our researcher. A researcher is also midwesterner Chicago Bridge Dunlap Faith Smith and Brickley together this this show here in Saint Paul. Thanks to the Fitzgerald Theater for hosting Gabriel Roth is the editorial director of podcast June. Thomas is the managing producer you should follow us on on twitter at athlete Gabfest and tweet your chatter to us four Emily Baz Lan and John dickerson. I'm David Plots. Thanks for having US here Saint Paul aw we'll talk to you next week all right friends. Sir Thank you for the tears. You can keep that up in a second. We're going to have questions so we're GONNA have a brief Q. and A. So if you WANNA come there's Mike Stage left stage right yeah. Hi Joe Biden's agent capacity is kind of an open discussion especially since Julian Castro's attack on him during the debates which seemed to fail miserably in the polls does in the media so I'm wondering is there more politically expedient ter- polite or civil way for other candidates to bring up that issue and maybe more more importantly do they have a responsibility to even if it's not politically expedient given the stakes of a situation great question they the first real campaign cover was Bob Dole in nineteen ninety-six and this was a big question with Dole to and none of the candidates could figure out a way to do it and also in his case as it is a little bit with Biden to it's a stocking horse rather stuff. which is we think he's too moderate and all that? I don't know that there's a way to to to bring it up successfully. I mean I think basically the way the smart candidates candidates have done it is pushing into corners about things from the past which when he talks about them a he's constrained by the politics of the time be he knows that so you can see in his head him trying to figure out who is going to offend wine what he has to say which is just hard and complicated and then three. He'll tend to use expressions that I remember when Bob Dole referred to the Brooklyn Dodgers except the thing that thing is he was hip or that he knew because my son and daughter both have record players and play records all the time so it's a lot of people replaying records again but uh-huh but I think that's probably the best way for them to do it over here. So I've been thinking a lot about federalism lately as we're all want to do particularly in light of the trump administration's challenge of California's restrictions on emissions and I'm wondering what all of you particularly emily thinks about this kind kind of flip flopping of partisanship when it comes to federalism and state's rights. I'm you put that so well and I'm so glad you brought up the issue. It is pretty amazing to see particularly the lawyers in the Justice Department. Make these arguments which are so contrary to positions is that Republicans in particular have taken in the past not just about states rights and the kind of longer term like disfavored a a history of that term but also just the idea that we live in a laboratory of democracy and state should be able to have a lot of policy making authority because they are closer to the voters voters than the federal government so it is amazing to see people abandoned that position when it's no longer the policy answer they want the states to be giving hi there the term socialism seems to be a profanity these days that's used by the president and the right wing is is there a way that the left can recover that word and really actually show its definition so that the people that would benefit most from those policies could actually fight for it. There's a bunch of great quotes about this. There's Truman SP- famous one about Republicans always calling things socialists that are Gavitt fans that was just a teaser.
"twin cities" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"I will say this again. I lived in other places but I have lived in the Midwest for a lot of my life and I I do feel like it's really shocking eighteen to me that I didn't know how great the twin cities are there. I swear I'm not just saying yeah. It's a great like there are tons of writers. It's politically progressive. It's beautiful the lakes. It's actually agree. I might have to say that. Minneapolis is number one can I can. I say one other thing because I was listening. I definitely think Elizabeth Warren is electable uh-huh. Why do you feel confident about that. It's someone who's thought about female policy. It's on me it's like why isn't she like so many things it's like they have to the happen and then we know they can happen and it just seems like politics is so fluid and there's so many things things that it seems implausible and then afterwards it seems inevitable and also in terms of the thing you were saying about. Biden like imagining a biden trump face off. I really sincerely think and I like Amy Klobuchar Lake Comma the Harris. I I like Elizabeth Warren that like any woman who's reached the level of success they have has probably withstood a lot more like ugliness yes and criticism and it's probably tougher than any man who's achieved just drop the mic the the author of the forthcoming novel Rodham and the author of a whole bunch of other great novels Curtis. Thank you for joining up. They give all right. Let's go to cocktail chatter when you're having one of the very very many craft brews the city has what will you be chattering about was tremendously saddened this week by the death of cokie Roberts. Who is I mean. I feel lucky to think of her as like one of the female journalists I aspire to be. She seems to be someone who everyone everyone. I've talked to who has met her thought that she was a lovely person. She just seems to be one of those sparky. Generous presences that even in the cutthroat elbow throwing city of Washington is able to transcend some politics and maybe some of you saw there. Is this amazing photographs circulating this week of cokie Roberts. It's with Susan Steinberg and Nina Totenberg many years ago. There are fairly young women. They're wearing clothes that look very much of that era a and they're pioneers. They are changing the profession. They are these female voices on public radio before it was anything like easy to be that person and I feel Esto grateful to them and all the work they did. It's just the time to think about asked John Dickerson. What's your chatter amen to that thing about. cokie is that all the stories you hear or lots and lots of you. Here are things. She did out of the way people she she reached two who were not of her same age and was good too. You know yeah you want. You want those stories. Okay so as a as all of you know. I'm trying to finish a book still. I'm still trying to finish it. It's on the presidency and how the job is different than the thing we talk about during the campaigns and so enduring my research I was looking for a book that told people how to prepare to vote not like where to go to the polling place but had study issues what to how to think about a president and turns out. There aren't very many of those books but there were they were written for the elections of nineteen hundred one thousand nine hundred and nine hundred twelve. I don't know what happened. I don't happen to nineteen hundred four all on Ziplock bag. I ordered one of them. It is here tonight in a plastic bag and it smells like your grandmother's basement because that's probably where it came from and it's called great issues and national leaders live questions of the day discuss the voters guide for the campaign of Nineteen hundred people aw that's McKinley and that's William Jennings Bryan okay so I opened it and what fell out but this three page little pamphlet so this to me was more. This keyword to me was more interesting than the book. What is the pamphlet it is. Is the agents key to how to sell this book about how to prepare so awesome. This pamphlet is for for your private use. It is the key with which you are to open the door to success in selling this book. No one can succeed at any work without preparation and the more thorough the preparation the better the success. We give you this as a guide. We advise you memorize the description word for word. It's three. It's four pitches as we advise you to memorize. This word for word distracted in one thousand nine hundred dollars. They had a lot of time. We advise you'd members word for word and then beat it. All you can but be sure you never do worse ladies and Gentlemen I tell you that's just what I'm going to do because this is the most complete complete and in every respect to find his campaign book issued eat is authentic with new and fresh not printed from old plates profusely illustrated with portraits and illustrations nations so it turns out. This is not the actual book. The actual book is five hundred pages. This is as a teaser okay so and this what this teaser was four. It's got a cloth cover yeah. It's really I will turn to it but you may we may have a little show and tell yeah and that'll leave a little mark on your hands anyway this is this is the teaser that this is the era of. Do you want to show the class that what the pictures are like inside. This is Mrs William McKinley. Yeah it's chock full of photographs. The defined not made from old plates. These are fresh new photographs. This is the era of the door to door salesman so chaps in like lumpy suits in those hats they were always adjusting are racing towards the front door pushing aside the the the encyclopedia salesmen and pushing aside the fuller brush salesman so they can get to your front and show you Teddy Roosevelt. The vice presidential nominee McKinley and boy wasn't that important decision in January September nineteen o one McKinley Stevenson. The elder was the vice presidential out the Democrats. Wow who knew I knew there wasn't Adly Stevenson the elder older may I'm mark you down for a copy. What's IT GONNA take to put you in a new administration restauration today so peop-. The salesman would have been propelled by this pamphlet which I've made a copy because this is it's falling apart but anyway and they would be propelled by the words on these pages call attention to the fact that this is the most handsome and magnificent book the cover representing what the book stands for a thoroughly patriotic nonpartisan book a book which will be an ornament for the home table as well as most interesting useful and invaluable book for immediate use so from that breathless description. You can see basically what we have on Cable News today. David Pass me back the book please because it is written in the chatty EST for which I think we should return to frankly the chatty as kind of and sort of everything's great in America. Even though big things are happening. Here's the opening line. This will be the last presidential campaign of the century and in many respects he bids fair air to be one of the most interesting and most important the results of the Spanish war was to involve the United States in new and vast responsibilities whether rightly or wrongly that's key whether rightly or wrongly we have the Philippines Cuba but wait. There's more we have to Cuba Puerto Rico. Oh and Hawaii on our hands. What shall we do with them. Yes Mrs Smith. What shall we do it. So you see that rightly or wrongly. That's where the both sides comes from throughout this thing throughout throughout this it tells the seller to make sure that they point out that this is a nonpartisan book so but how do you sell the merchandise. Well you sell the campaign pain. This campaign will be the most interesting and most important campaign either. You and I have witnessed which you hear now right. Every campaign is the most important always think it's true yeah great issues embodying. I might say the life of the Republic. Come to the front. The national leaders must stand the most careful scrutiny the re they're real worth must be known whether whether they be men of honesty ability and experience and then in a twist that seems familiar today it is important to you and me whether the trusts shell boss everything so so that's Elizabeth Warren so you you go through. The book goes on for pages about how I'm supposed to instruct the sales per the a person is buying it and then we will close on the hard sell at the end if after showing you everything that's in this book and all the pictures. Here's the script for how it's supposed to end now. Don't miss her blank. Everybody wants this new fresh campaign book which is you see will be a book of lasting value for it contains the history of the past and present which needs frequently for reference and here's A. Place for your name now Mr and then it has instructions handing him. I'm your Pencil and pointing at the line on which you would like him to subscribe because remember. I'm just coming to show him the teaser. He's going to write his name and then I'll deliver the full book for you. Everyone who was seen. This prospectus seems to be pleased with it. You will see from these names parentheses showing your list of subscribers. What kind of people are attracted by why it and I am sure you will agree that you want your name down with the rest. Then it gives a little more instruction from the peer pressure. Yes exactly from this point in forward we leave the agent to execute his own tact and judgement. Be careful never to allow your customer to say no it appears that he is about to do so turn quickly to some interesting picture or subject and begin to explain seen or read some passage that will please him never lose yourself possession. This is the critical point and your tact and skill must all be brought to bear. You're at this place to book the order. So these days of course are gone. No one's no one sells their books in person before it's completed completed using deceptive and merging entertaining patter. That's done now by Amazon. That puts up early early linked to the book email. It's called the hardest job fourteen ninety nine Ninety Nine Act Now ladies and gentlemen you know the kinds of people will be buying this book and you will want to count yourselves among them it all right so my my chatter chatter is also like a John dickerson chatter. Actually it's not quite it will feature presidential audiotape though so some of you who know me know that I have a a real thing about pandas which is that I cannot stand them. I think they're fraudulent and lazy and neutered an ill-tempered and I grew up in Washington. DC and if you grew up in Washington DC and the seventies you were constantly dragged back to the zoo to see this pair of pandas that now gave to Nixon in nineteen seventy two when the US Open diplomacy with China and these pandas would sit lump plumpish Louis drearily occasionally molly nick keeper or failing to breed and then when they did manage to breed they would then sit on the baby that they'd had and suffocate it but they got away with it because Americans were duped by the kind of fancy paint job and the elegant for and it since then pandas had become tool of Chinese diplomacy and China rents pandas the United States at extortionate rates. You get a panda breeding pair there. I think they're four or five of them now in the US but China maintains ownership of all cubs that are more and so when it cub hits four years old they exfiltrated the cub back to China and and now they're getting caught up in the trump trade war because they there's a twenty year lease on a pair of pandas in Washington which the those are the marquee pandas the panthers and there's this fear that China's going to refuse to renew that lease when it comes up next year and there's a worried that they're going to be sent home. I am not worried about this war. Yes there could be a pan of work a I'm not worried about this but the Washington Post is worried about in the Washington. Post historically assigns more reporters to Japan beat than it does to..
"twin cities" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"Curtis it is the author of five novels and one amazing collection short stories or novels include prep eligible which is a retelling of pride and prejudice American wife which is a a fictionalized Laura Bush her short story collection. You think I'll say it is amazing. It's just so good it. I read it was being adapted for television. True true true true once was totally should adapt that I will watch. Thank you thank thank you for our purposes curtis. Also the American novelist who is most attended and best at writing about politics. American wife is a masterpiece. She also wrote a serialized novella about the Obama inauguration for me. It's sleep back in two thousand nine that you've forgotten that now I wondered if you had you and I are the only ones we're the only three five in my she wrote a short story about Hillary Clinton for Esquire also for her collection and now be we still are beating heart. She is working on a book with the working title of Rodham. It's a bad about what if Hillary Rodham bill at Yale L. Law School in the way she really did fall in love but she hadn't married him and had gone to lead a life apart from his so I I I am so excited to read this book which we will get a chance to read next year at some point to Curtis. You tweeted this week. You had a great tweet this week. I seriously anything today anyway that I may have written the great American novel might not realize it because I'm female and because the cover will probably be either address or woman whose face you can't see so this this is just an FYI Hi so why. Why are you so excited about it. Why are you excited about Rodham a I first of all she has to finish head. It's a good it is it's funny because I think that when I tweeted that and I can understand why I in retrospect people thought I was completely finished with the book which I would say. I actually am ninety percent finished but you all know there's a difference between and been ninety percent finished reading your book one hundred percent. I think I had so there have been moments when I've thought like this not coming together as I had imagined this is. I've been working on it for two and a half years and I think I will say yesterday. I was having a day where I thought Oh my God like. It's even better than I hoped rapist. How dare does that roller coaster go like this or does it go. EKG chart so I actually feel like the general rule I think is that if you feel like you had a great day of writing your and you look back at what you produce you're usually wrong and if you feel like you had a really terrible day and you look back you also are probably like I was GonNa say you're right. I think that it's less I mean again. There are times when I'll and I wrote I mean I know this is in the year two thousand nineteen some people have some of us have lost our attention agency. I know this is a little bit daunting but it might be like a five hundred ish page but there's there's a lot to say about. IF HILLARY HADN'T MARRIED BILL IT turns out and but yeah I think that part of being a novelist just sort of getting to the other side of that almost no one writes novel novels about politicians or and no one writes novels but First Lady's you're now going to have written two novels about First Lady's SORTA SORTA because of course Hillary Yeah Yeah but you know what I'm saying here. I'd I'd do what you why. Are you drawn. Why were you drawn to Laura Bush. Why are you drawn onto Hillary Clinton so I think that I think it's fair to see a pattern. Although I would say like my interest in Hillary Clinton is more as like the first female major party nominee for president of the category icy here rather rather than as primarily doesn't marry bill you've actually couldn't hurt also David's defining merely by her husband and not by her own achievements. She isn't as well actually there are two things that sort of made me or like prompted me to write. The novel was when esquire reached out and said. Do you WANNA write a short story. This was in early two thousand sixteen and they said do you want to write a story from the perspective of Hillary Clinton and the funny thing was I had been invited because of my book American wife I had been invited to rate a few essays about Hillary Clinton and I had said No. Thank you like during the two thousand sixteen election leading up to it. I feel like almost nothing in can be written about like who Hillary Clinton is to the American public that hasn't already been said but to think like what does Hillary think of us is a completely different question. Like what does the world look like to her. Not Not what do we think of her. But what does she think of us. The other thing thing that I had this sort of slow realization is leading up to and after the two thousand sixteen election for plenty of Grade School Children Brin New Hillary Clinton as the presidential nominee but they actually had no idea who Bill Clinton was let alone that she had been married him and it's and it's it raises this question. If if we had like we've been we all experienced. Yeah Yeah and we've got this version. There's many things we've been told about her. For thirty years you know some of which have been some true some were false and were sort of true but it's like if you could strip away a lot like. I sometimes do think if she were the CEO of a fortune five hundred company or if she were you know like the president of a university and under some very random circumstances. I ended up sitting next to her to dinner party. I think I feel like I'd be like that. Woman is so who's smart and interesting and accomplished in instead somehow. It's like I have thoughts about like her. Headbands from you know nine hundred ninety two and and one of the things I really liked about the esquire story also depresses fault. I mean yeah the obsessions with a lot of her for in her pants suits and all that stuff that's like the point of this esquire story is to write about Hillary's experience of a journalist coming and repeatedly in her life and this invasive way a journalist too yeah reminded me of different people I was GonNa say though that Hillary says incredibly bland land things in your story even she's thinking more interesting thoughts and I wonder if that kind of voice and dialogue continues in the novel and that's hard because when someone voice or their internal voice of course is fascinating but if you keep having to produce these banal political local soundbites like how do you deal with no. It's much easier. Probably I mean first of all again. We all including me of course receive receive her as a public person but before she was a public person she was a private and so so and that's kind of in a way to me see that's the appeal of a five hundred page novel that you can like get to the point where the person is a public person but then you also can show them when they're like twenty four four thirty two and like maybe with a co-worker with someone they date or someone. They have a crush because I do. I do feel like we very weird thing. Where are we have this access to kind of like very detailed information about these public figures but then we we sort of pretend that they're not real three dimensional people like us like we are and they're not have you met either. Hillary Clinton or Laura Bush and would you want to if you haven't have you talked to if you have if you've talked to them them about their fictional selves so I think the short answer like almost all those questions is no I I if I were so sure. Laura Bush has read your book. She's a librarian so people people have said that but I do think she's so famous that I think that she she had to develop mechanisms for like tuning out that if if I said like someone said you cut US wrote about a book about you emily. Maybe you would find it. You're famous. I mean your your medium famous. Among among sleep plus listeners here in the New York Times readers so so I do think like if I were her I wouldn't have read read it and I have never met Hiller. I will say leading up to and then when American wife was published which was two thousand eight I would sometimes dream about Oh Laura Bush and in the dream we were introduced and she knew had written a novel about her and she thought it was distasteful but she was too polite eight to kind of call me out on it and I was the Laura Bush. Dreams have gone away but I have dreamed a few times of Hitler. Do you have an do you immerse yourself in Hillary Clinton so that the new character you create grows out of that or is it. Do you recognize two totally separate people when yeah that's a that's an excellent question so I have immersed myself in Hillary. Clinton put on my Hillary Clinton and and and I do it. I tried to sort of like like it's supposed to be a realistic. The premise is supposed to be realistically really really what would have happened and I will say this. I'm probably giving away too much but I've had very early readers who have to two who of the four tour like related to me but they're actually my harshest critics but they've said reading early passages where they fall in love at Yale. The law school like like is so convincing that I get upset knowing they're not going to be together and I reassure myself that they are together the life that seems to be like right where you want me. I know I know I know I will. I know we are the great American. It's gone so far down the rabbit hole that literally this is not a joke. I recently was like like should I move to Fayetteville Arkansas like it's actually it sounds delightful and then I found out my herald zillow or something nice this lovely lovely historic neighborhood but yet like fe I mean so hillary move there in in August nineteen seventy four when bill's running running for Congress in North West Arkansas and I again it sounds like a really great you know like academic sort of Hippie like all the liberals and the state stake. Go there and even though it's near Arkansas so you have lived. I think you've lived you grew up in Cincinnati. You've lived in Washington philly Saint Saint Louis now. You're in the twin cities. I want you to rank those cities..
"twin cities" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
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"twin cities" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"Who say we still believe in our existing original standards and we're GONNA fight against these forces and we shouldn't let those Dr Forces of darkness Ms Prevail even if some of them are coming from within our own house and we have to keep those standards because without standards it's madness and so that's the back also to the Gremlin voters that's now? I'm thinking of them so I guess I think they're surely there are some people who are like cackling over burning down the world. I in my gut feel like there are more people who just feel like no matter what I they do. My Life doesn't change and get better these politicians they yap about solutions it does it matter and I see this kind of entertainment phone news news that particularly trump has been so so good at promoting peddling and I'm just GonNa Laugh at it because there's no point and really paying attention to this. This game in my life hasn't changed enough etc.. I'm not saying those people are correct but I don't think it's I don't think that is crazy view and itself at all well and it's not just this president has taken the the link ever send space at the candidates used the same processes that are used to sell Lemon Fresh Pledge Ledge or any other consumer product. It has been on a straight trajectory to creating a situation where people feel like. I'm being gamed the way I'm gamed too by mud flaps APPs on the new car and so once that happens you detaches from what's happening in their real lives. That's been going on before. Trump people obviously deal at now. which is why it's so it's so striking politicians who in any party the way you change that is you inspire people is that you create these fires inside of each each voter by by kindling something in them that they feel in a common way that then brings them and lifts them through whatever it is that you appeal to them and and the paucity of inspirational speech in politics is striking? I mean that because that's the only way you can beat it. I don't I the I think that is just I mean really idealistic in a way that doesn't resonate I think you when you have the inequality that you have when you have a lack of a shared commonality shared sense of what the country is a lack of shared sense of mission to the country. The idea that political rhetoric is going to overcome these enormous remiss political economic social religious cultural forces seems hopeless so right now. It's obviously not just rhetoric but if you're GONNA GONNA do it. You have to so clearly been worse places than this. We did have a civil war. Six hundred thousand people died so we've been in worse places and the sensitive literally example. Well been anywhere from nine hundred sixty eight. This is worse than sixteen. Whether nine hundred sixty was pretty bad. You had the National Guard. You're dying. People getting shot in major cities. You Know Jersey City thirty people dying Detroit thirty six people dying like you. We don't yet have that so we have. We do mask. It's it's different. It's different shirt. Chur Paso shooting and you have Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King. I'm saying that that was nine sixty. It was pretty tough if year so my point is that there have been people now politics was a lot different back then you don't have the structural things in place that would create correction that you had you you max in a different way. You had authoritative news sources that had more a greater share market than they had a greater share because you didn't there where people I mean certainly if you look at the Wallace candidacy and you look even at the goldwater candidacy there were a lot of people supporting those do candidacies who felt that the shared facts were all made up organizing principle right or the fat Orlando which goes back to David's point about the chaos voters one of the things that this paper fines lines and that is true is that there's a convening force of social media that they didn't have in sixty four and sixty eight and that is that is what makes this different now and makes it much much harder order to beat back with rhetoric because you're you're immediately atomised unless you can kindle something in individual Americans and to suggest that at that Americans across the country are so bearing that they can't be moved. That's more chaos than people at the results actually think Mitch McConnell while I wouldn't give him the inspiring a word when he pursed night when he emphasizes look we've got one hundred and fifty judges confirmed that is is a real legacy a real accomplishment for his party that is that should move his base rate control this is this is the problem with it also goes to the fact that the Democrats trying to investigate and take testimony seems pretty ineffectual at this point now out. Maybe there's nothing that can be done about that. These subpoenas are in court in this kind of months-long way but it feels like hey you know you said you were going to get trump's tax turns. Where are they like the use of the House as a you're in control. I don't feel like we're seeing a whole lot of fruits of that Labor. Support for the.
"twin cities" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"I'm going to read you. Some statements and I want you to let me know if you agree with them by applauding. If you do okay I fantasize about a natural disaster wiping out most of humanity such that a small group of people can start over. I think society should be burned to the ground when I think about our political and social institutions. I cannot help thinking. Just let them all burn. We cannot fix the problems in our social institutions. We need to tear them down and start over. Sometimes I just feel like destroying beautiful things in the least appealing so an astonishing percent of Americans believe some of these statements forty percent according to a recent study believe that we need society society to be burned to the ground this was found by three social scientists. Danish one American like to have to Danish for breakfast and the paper is called a need for chaos the sharing sharing of hostile political rumors in advanced democracies. Tom Etzel The New York Times or to bury interesting column about that and we're going to couple that today. With another social science paper called democracy devouring itself the rise of the incompetent citizen and the appeal of right wing populism and the reason we're talking about that is these two papers taken together are painted truly dire dwyer dire picture of where we are as a country and they suggest that the United States and in fact possibly all oh all democracies are even in worship suspected so emily I'm GonNa ask you. I mean I can do this but what what did this need for. Chaos paper find find. Why is it so unsettling so I have to say. I think that the so I read this like ten sometimes forty percent of people agreed to this and then I decided that if you look at those questions closely okay if you answer them literally and you're talking about actually burning things to the ground bad but I bet a lot of people I mean I could imagine this answered them much more in this way of like yeah. I'm mad about some stuff and this is a a flawed world and rigs system we lived at we live in and and when you think about it that way it's not as alarm can describe what the study found what it found was that these folks like are really prevalent in those numbers but that also they are likely to be a spreading information on social media that social media has this is so this is this big question is social media changing the way people communicate in a way that then then takes these fringy views or these disordered blow everything up views and allows them to spread and gain political influence in a way that is destabilizing realizing for the democracy. The counter view is like there's nothing new about this. We've always had rumors. We've always had disinformation the fact that they're spreading more gets. That's exaggerated that when you look at people's news consumption almost everybody is actually looking at multiple news stories and news sources including mainstream ones and we're too concerned about pizza gate and a few and you know the Sandy Hook libellous lies and that we should stop obsessing messing about this because it doesn't actually make that big an effect and there are political scientists on both sides of the side right which is the people who want to burn down very dangerous so that what this study these these political scientists found was that when you look at how disinformation spreads it's not necessarily spread by people have a partisan motivations not necessarily people who are who are spreading it because they want to take down the Democrat candidate the Republican candidate. It's spread by people who want to take down the institutions themselves. They do not believe the institutions they want to increase chaos in the system and that there has been a market increase in the amount of chaos in the system because the ability of people to spread this information has grown the number of people who believe in in spreading this information has grown and it's quite dangerous and the elites and coupled with this other paper which would have said the elites have lost control of insulin leads have lost control of media. They've lost control of politics. They've lost control of the kind of master narrative of society and you. We're in a situation where the kind of nihilist list destructive narcotic forces that these folks believe in have overtaken us and there is no way to bring them back back in. There's no way to rein them in right so there's a lot of it so what one thing one thing is that the pizza gate in the most extreme stories and conspiracy theories that exist on both the left and the right are only a part of the puzzle what happens when you have chaos voters is they're happy to see chaos about a a whole range of stories and so it's not just the ones of the most absurd but any of the normal conflicts between urban rural religious non religion religious black white they are happy to see this information misinformation create just chaos and cacophony what that does so that's bigger because then that's people that's not people. I believe there's a pedophile ring in the bottom of a basement in a basement of pizza parlor. That doesn't even have a basement they help keep the noise in the fight on twitter social media and so that's the bigger group than just the crazies what that does is it shreds attention just in general right so you now have the what used to be as Andy Card. The former chief of staff George Bush said is what used to be the fringe is now the rug is that the fringe is now in the middle of the conversation and so it's harder to get that out of the way and then say okay now. I'm I'm just going to focus on this. One thing the other thing that social media has done is the something called the illusory truth effect which is once a person who's mildly into chaos. Send something out that we know is in bad faith we know is is the Omar Dancing on nine eleven. They know it's in bad faith. Just don't give a damn once. They spread that once that hits you. I I even the minute when you guys know this but even the minute you then are told no that's not true the first mover advantage of the false news still sticks in your head and and if the person who wants to act in bad faith keeps hammering home the thing that everybody says is a lie and keeps doing it it sticks in your head and that's the the real danger so you have chaos voters then you have voters who were anxious to be fed affirmation not information and I think that creates a much larger portion. You're about to jumping is making one more point about this. which is that the chaos one of the things that paradoxical about trump is trump is an agent of chaos who then offers himself as a solution to chaos that the one of the things he's been so successful at doing is to create and re tweeting this? Omar thing is an example of it to create the mistrust and create create the corruption create the anxiety create the fear and then say I am the answer. Only I can fix it and to do it with authoritarianism carrion. Ism as his answer so there's a there's this paradox trump is that he is he claims to be against chaos and yet is an agent of it and and I think if you look across in a bunch of countries view looking hungry if you look in Russia if you look in Brazil we have this phenomenon multiplying lying across the world and it's the same so that said things which is somebody who who posits there's chaos in society increases the amount of it and then and then comes forward with authoritarian authoritarian antidemocratic anti representative government solutions to to fix it and that's a fucking terrified place to be. I want to add the the rule of the mainstream media to this conversation because if the mainstream media didn't amplify the tweets etc etc and spend endless hours debating them on these fake cable news panels that are ginned up for conflict and treat the news like entertainment than the social media postings postings would have much less influence and the other thing about these chaos. Thursday is kind of Gremlin voters is that you don't think that's right. No it's right. Can I interrupt and have a conversation is that is that yes. The mainstream me has totally done that but that's a because the mainstream media is subject to all these forces of fragmentation fragmentation and loss of audience and and the the mainstream what the mainstream media is suffering from it. No longer has the authority at once had. It's lost the Authority not because it's it's covered a lot of tweets. It's lost thirty because media has itself just turned into this fragmented universe and CBS News. I'm sorry John Not Business is wonderful. You work for its great. CBS News does not have the gravity and weight that it had ten years ago thirty thirty years ago sixty years ago and it will never get it back and so I don't think it's I don't think it's enough to say oh. It's the mainstream media is doing this doing the dirty work for the president. I think it's you have to say these. Forces of fragmentation have have affected the media and government huck away too much like yes. There are these market forces forces is also true that we present ourselves as having some higher authority having some moral compass that guides us having some elevated principles balls and then we act we in fact often. WHO'S THE WE WE LOSE THE WE'RE NOT GONNA let anyone that's wrong but I especially feel this about television division. It's a small fraction of people who are like Cable News and it's a small fraction of audience and you're talking about box which is one of these agents of fragmentation well actually across or an end to some degree newspapers and we don't need to broaden it even more we can can well so institutional legitimacy for anything any right but that's because there's handrail and we have been and handed over. Yes we have we have we have. I know this is something we haven't handed it. No it's a it's contributory. It's not it's. It's not just a single. It's it's it's exactly the complexity that you talk about but but but as emily said whether it's a New York Times or CBS or Time magazine or any of those legacy big organizations that spend a lot of time making sure that their standards their job in part is to fight against now their businesses Mrs so they have to have people at Church Churn US Senate. It's the House of Representatives. It's every major universities every significant institution in this country. Ha has much less credibility than it did a year ten years ago but every single one that we have no responsibility eighty four right you have responsibility for universities also have right right so and also most of those institutions that you named. I still have people inside them..
"twin cities" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"I mean I'm not gonNA. Here's also other things so he say things. Go South for one of the two of them. Do they make a do they join join forces and basically say we need to combine and and go after the moderate or whoever's in that lane presumably it's Biden but it could be booted. Jj Club. Do you think emily that there. The Democrats are positioning themselves on issues in a way. That's going to be productive the general are we see this sort of aborted poor push on cabinet. Can I ask my question. No no the border push on cabin on impeachment. The General Push on impeachment Warren has made this very interesting corruption attack on. I I think that that polls really well so that does that feel so you like the the main the main front the main way to to win in two thousand twenty or do you have jim sense about what they should be doing. That would help them. In general I think I mean this is. I'm just kind of going off of the polls here and other people who look at the polls but I think when you look at economic shoes the way Warren is framing them. Yes that looks like a good argument to me. Directly goes after the same discontent that Donald Trump has successfully asphalt gone after it's populist but it's taking the target of the populism as America's corporate fat cats addressing inequality. She has a really league. I think she's very good at explaining what she thinks has gone wrong with the economy since nineteen eighty and and I think that's compelling but there are other things that I don't think fits right what if the elections more about identity and those kinds of issues and not intellectual case about the sharing the wealth and I mean voters that Liberal Harvard professor elitist. Yes yes talking. Trump will try to make it about that. If she's the general election candidate I mean the thing about Warren is that she actually is from Oklahoma and grew up get into identity fights. It's not like well. Actually I'm from I mean she tells all those stories I mean she's made that very central and whether that is enough to combat the fact that yes she did work at Harvard. I'm not sure but she has is an actual true organic response to those attack. Here's one thing I wonder about responding to those attacks and how it's GonNa take place in what form and in what one does as a candidate who we know that Donald Trump is going to get the nomination of his own party or we assume barring some crazy event so today he passed asked on along a tweet about congresswoman Alon Omar. That said that she was dancing on nine eleven okay. It was a smear she she wasn't when he passed along that tweet this by the way the president of the United States he said this is the New Democratic Party so this is this is super obvious right doc yeah. This is this is. This is negative partisanship. This has basically create an image of the opposite party that is that is so objectionable. You won't vote for for them right so my point is if that is where we are and it's where what data we September eighteenth imagine imagine the escalation. How do you think about that in terms of a candidate. Who is in the opposite party responding to something at that level? I mean I whoever the nominee is going to face this. It's not going to matter and so I think to be scared off from a more liberal candidate for that reason is a mistake. I don't think the Biden is necessarily going to be more effective responding to that one thing that Biden has strengths and I'm happy to lay them out but when I was listening to the word salad problematic answer he gave I was listening to that store that answer he gave about response to segregation which just went all over the place. I thought Oh my God can you imagine the debase between between trump and buy it and there's GonNa be right. They're going to insult each other and then they're going to like like Dhabi like it's just GonNa A. B. This really weird combination of nastiness and like wandering into the Wilderness answer well and here's an interesting maybe scientists she question but it's one on my mind will the when people are in the damaged. When people in the Democratic Party are thinking about who their nominee is going to be and what they're going to need to do against the likely Republican nominee did they think about it in terms of the debate stage context because turns out debates don't actually affect the or do they think about it in another context and and should that change the way they think about the candidate yeah I. That's a really good question. Can I ask you a different policy question so to answer the question now. NOPE nope. I'm David so here's my question to either both of you so in my mind the weakness right now among the Liberal Democrats is support for Medicare for all because because the idea of forcing people onto government run healthcare the costs thirty trillion dollars is not popular the public option the idea of choice strengthening obamacare obamacare Medicaid for all or some possibility of Medicare yes but the the Bernie version which is in four years we end private health insurance is not popular so what's if Warren's the candidate what's she going to do. She's sticking to that position more than I expect. Although in this strange way where she's sticking with it but nonstop I mean she says I'm on his plan but then had that shilly-shally on the on the cost questions leaving herself for him to say something like Oh we got there eventually sure sure and I think as long as the Republicans do things where they're going after obamacare which seemed to be doing with legal challenges the Democrats. It's a stronger issue for Democrats than Republicans and you don't have to pin yourself to that. I feel like she has pinned herself to more than I would have expected them to. The people at the last debate bates sorry to be so debate centric who gave the best answers were Kamla Harrison Buddha Judge Harris brought up the lawsuit just mentioned against to bring down obamacare and Buddha just says I trust Americans. Why can't we have choice for all so the question is go ahead. You can applaud for Emily for mayor Premier Pete Emily. You can apply for everyone. This is America for yourself -gratulations. Everyone the thing that is interesting to me about about Medicare for all first of all the the polling Ford is is highly volatile so people in theory like it and then once you start saying what's in it that it drops like a rock so that's one problem. The second thing is in the context context general election. What is the value argument behind it that that a Democratic nominee is going to use assuming they are in support of that to make a larger case to the public look like is it. We don't think thirty million people should be without healthcare. Do we think your costs are too much in your one illness away from bankruptcy. Do we think one hundred forty six million people dylan private insurance should have a new complexity in their life. What is so my my what interests me is whatever the set of policy proposals are that the Democrat runs on it seems to me that the only person who has you mentioned Kamala Harris she was able to take the issue and make it about President trump that that seems to me to be the Democrat needs to do and in the context of all the healthcare debate. Almost none of them have done that successfully in a way that has real throw weight in a general election and seems to if you.
"twin cities" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"Take Democrat with decent mid Western values to be trump or coastal socialist Alita us do it instead then the rise of the chaos voter is America in deep trouble because we're suddenly overrun with nihilistic crazy voters who want to burn it all all down. Ben when it comes to writing fiction about politics the best there is is the twin cities owned curse. It felt we will talk about how to turn real. Political lives lives and real political wives into novels and plus. We will have cocktail chatter. We're coming to you from the heart of clutch our country the beating heart of the clock recy- The the the argument of her struggling campaign is that she is from a place that is the middle not just geographically but ideologically only by nominating someone with those qualities those credentials will the Democrats win the twenty two thousand presidential elections who John is she right about that. I heard someone say no already. That's a tough hometown crowd she. She can't even get an a man in her in her own pews well. I'm sorry I'm sorry senator. It's and she's so she won via landside here perform you know the old expression no one says as does the Minnesota Senate race so goes the presidency. It worked out. Yes folks before your Fritz Mondale with Humphrey to Saudi in what you want. Your me did Wyan so there you go. There's question first of all by the way can I say you mentioned you made reference to the New York Times story about the eating salad with a with a comb creative solutions for emergency situations. I mean what else does the prison now the stories about upgrading staff member for not having a fork and we just trying to make a dumb joke they did get the punch line out minded candidate who has emergency solutions for me solutions for Mersey Birdseye moments is important. Okay is well. This is the great question in in the race because what everybody's trying to figure out what the shape of the electric can look like for for the Democrats to win the nomination and then and then in the general election. What's the coalition. GonNa look like and then is that coalition movable is is it a campaign about persuasion or is it a a campaign about motivation just your base and the answer is that it's both but there is a big debate about among the liberal side of the of the Democratic Party that says we need the kind of enthusiasm that donald trump was able to bring out in his party and only through an enthusiastic appearance by the left. Will we be able to win and other people say well if you look at the the states that the electoral map Wisconsin Minnesota Michigan Pennsylvania Ohio Iowa even if those two those two may already be off the map they have a a disproportionate share of white working class voters in the Democratic Party which has had struggled with them since FDR still needs to be able to capture those kinds of voters. This is the big tension in the party and what interests me. Is that what this requires a lot of Democrats to basically do punditry about their neighbors. What do I mean eight percent of. Democrats say they would vote for a woman to be president isn't but only forty four percent of Democrats think other Democrats would do that so there. We know that electability is the number one thing that Democrats care about so they have to basically leap pundits about their neighbor. We emily going to vote for a woman well. I don't know if she is and then that that determines my vote if I'm a Democrat and so that add gets into very sticky territory when it comes to these questions what's the shape of the electric will the traditional Democratic Coalition turn out and are we as are are Democrats trying to convince new voters or just wrap up their existing ones so emily took struggling but but biden whose like old man in Qatar in the in the moderate accommodation est wing is doing just fine. It's he is he doing just fine for for the some of the rules. John talked about that Democrats. Believe that a return to normalcy as possible or because people think he's the only one who can win or because low information voters are stuck on him or because he's a great candidate. I mean all of above except I don't think we have a lot of evidence for the last possibility I mean we keep waiting for him right like I think it would be great for the party if he was a great candidate and I don't think he's bombed out as I think we predicted before he got the race because he has been such a lasy candidate in previous presidential cycle twenty one weeks before our yeah. There's a long way to go great eight. I do think that his appeal has to do with other people's perception of who could get elected. I don't think that's crazy. I mean there is this fundamental. You can be as feminist as they get and still think. Is it possible that Elizabeth Warren or Comma Harris could actually win and Dan. Do you want to take risk this time around given what happened to Hillary Clinton like if a woman gets nominated loses is going to be it for my lifetime. I I wonder about that. You really do you really sit and wonder and think maybe. I should support a man because of that. I don't think about it in that terms for myself. I self but I don't I do think there's a tension between our ideals about how gender and race and other immutable characteristics legal terms should play and then how we think they actually do play and I don't think it's wrong to be asking those questions and trying to pull for that issue and I I also think when I was writing about warrant and following her around she has this teacher. Lee Way about her that some people really caught in two two and other people find off putting and I don't think you can separate the fact that she's a woman from the way in which that place different audience one thing that's been interesting. The shape of the race as word is right now. There's a Wall Street Journal. NBC poll that just came out and seventy percent of Democrats say. It'll be fine if she was the nominee. That's the highest of all of them. She has increased that number something yes. I have no idea what it says but it's it's because Harrison's numbers have gone south south hard and so what the NBC poll shows is Biden's at thirty one and I believe this is true. Warns at Twenty Six and Sanders is at thirteen or fourteen. Harris has has gone from thirteen down to like five. She's really taken a hit which is interesting and I'm not sure why you guys may have thoughts but what it feels like is is that Vice President Biden Heiden has a snowball in his hands and it's it's spring and he's gotTa keep it alive until July the and and Elizabeth Warren who's got a plan for everything at twenty three thousand people shop in in in New York for her anti corruption speech that you gave this week is creating creating like I mean she's rubbing her hands together. She's opening the shade of the airplane. She has to blossom may like she's got the thing in her hand the metaphors they could still but the thing is that he's got the snowball so she's trying trying to create heat and that would make the snowball melt the flower. Does your son in you know. Does it buy all Arkansas. Tim Snowball has melted now. I like there's no mom that a freshman extended. Why does it matter what who Democrats will vote for what Democrats think is going to happen as opposed to the whole electorate what we wanted to know that answer well. That's the question whether you believe that the electorate is basically split where so partisan and there's nobody in the middle anymore and it's just all about turning out your team and then there's a new thing now and we'll get to this in the chaos topic but you know negative partisanship is is is more powerful now than ever before so it ends up being basically you don't vote for your person but against the other person's so how will that play and how do people anticipate that happening happening. Obviously Democrats have a big turnout benefit in Donald trump but he has a turnover benefit with with that whoever wins the presidency will win with zero independent both. We don't even know what we're really are anymore so I don't care what we want to know what they think. This is the question Russian eight who are they where they live and how many of them are there because of the live in states that don't matter man. That's GonNa say there are a lot of them in my stand right and then the question is are they people who so oh you are stay definitely but there's no. They're all they're all. DFL or they're white nationalist Berg former Labor DFL nice the the Lake Holon. Here's the thing though and the question is okay. Let's say you're suburban. Women will be something that people pay a lot of attention to because suburban. Republican women traditionally voted Republican might voted for Donald Trump because they worried about the supreme court are not GonNa vote from this time so they're going to stay home or are they going to turn out and vote for the Democrat those are so the question is then how many of those are around and what is staying home. Oh mean versus voting for a Democrat which what's the hurdle and then also there's an Andrew Yang Fan out in the in the stands and then and and then there's a question the white with the white working class vote for Democrats do they are they pulling over those voters who voted for Obama and then for trump. Is that a big enough. Group is that in these states or is that shiny object that shouldn't be chaste because you'll end up losing voters in another part of the coalition that you need all these are open questions and the thing is the punditry matters because it's terming how people blur making more sorting decision left one out which is will African American voters in Kiev dates turn out in numbers the way they did Warren Warren really catch on with those votes thirteen percent in the in the Journal poll and Obama himself forty six when she's a nominee the is that going to stick if you just to to ask more specific question do you. Emily think this is already. A two person. Race is this. It's already a warrant. Biden race and all and even sanders is now really trailing far behind his dinghy. I I've always been skeptical. That sanders could really grow his support. I don't like actually using grow as a verb and the way I just did sorry about that. Your metaphors withering as you suit got carried away. I've skeptical. I've always been skeptical that sanders could really vastly increase his support like he has a super committed base. I see you out there. We neglected you and the last election cycle. I feel regretful about that and yet I remain skeptical though I really appreciate his presence on the debate stage. I think that if Biden stumbles somebody else is going to be a real contender in this race. I kind of think it would be Buddha. Judge Edge probably but I don't really a Joan. We got so much time now. No I mean but that's the Sh- I mean I think there are probably two lanes and so right now. You've got in the in the liberal lane for and the moderate lane. You've got the two people in that. It'll be what it comes down to. It'll be interesting to see how the sorting Takes Place Between Sanders and Warren a lot of sanders voters and I know this because of the embedded. CBS Care Accordion and I were just talking about this they have. She spends all time with them. That means the reporter who had yeah ask why don't WanNa pre-campaign because when I was one of those and I was out there all the time I would hate when people would pretend they had been when they hadn't been so. I need to give credit to the person who is out there doing doing the reporting not the person who who isn't which is to say me. Nevertheless I have a microphone in front of me in any way what she was saying is that is that the AH ZANDER's voters have a passion infection for him that is simply transfer yeah and or indoor right none insurgents verbal end. What's is GonNa make it transfer and what does that look like and when does it happen because if you're if you're any kind of candidate you want something for your transfer of voters or affection. So of course this could turn. I think Sanders in Warren are playing very nice with each other in a way that suggests actually some the depth of allegiance and loyalty is opposed to something that's more surface level and could disintegrate in the time well and also as he as he said when I when when I interviewed him this I did actually do as he said I've known her for thirty years..
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